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St Hugh's College: Artist in Residence

Liz Moon, artist-in-residence at St Hugh's for Michaelmas Term, is a figurative painter. She is interested in how people inhabit their everyday space, in their form and movement. In St Hugh's, she is working on a number of images of college life—the progress of which can be seen between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, in the West Lodge `Studio'. This can be aproached from Canterbury Road, through the Swan Gates, at the top of the drive. She is also running a figure drawing group on Thursday evenings from 8 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

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Tracey Emin

Artist Tracey Emin talks about her work at The Oxford Union on Tues., 26 Nov., at 5 p.m. to coincide with her exhibition This is Another Place (10 Nov.,–19 Jan.) at Modern Art Oxford, the new name of the Museum of Modern Art. This is a free event and is organised by The Oxford Union in conjunction with Modern Art Oxford and the Department of History of Art, Oxford University. Visitors to Modern Art Oxford will be able to enjoy free admission to a new exhibition programme. Changes to the building include a new entrance space in which a range of activities will take place, lighter and more open gallery space, and a revived cafe. Modern Art Oxford, 30 Pembroke Street, is open Tues.,–Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sun., 12–5 p.m. Closed Mon. Late openings on event eves. Tel.: 01865 722733 or visit

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The Oxford Millennium Orchestra plays Russian classics: Shostakovich's Festive Overture, Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto and Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony. Conductor Nick Mumby; piano Jonathan Darnborough. Tues., 26 Nov., 8 p.m., Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets £12, £5 available from the Oxford Playhouse 01865 305305, or

Mendelssohn, Elijah: Oxford Harmonic Society: The Orchestra of Stowe Opera. Conductor Robert Secret with members of Oxford High School. Soloists: Nataliya Kompaniyets-Jouri, Linda Hibberd, Christopher Lemmings, Edward Wade. Sat., 16 Nov., 8 p.m., The Town Hall. Tickets £12 and £10. Concessions £10 and £8 available from Oxford Playhouse Box Office. Tel.: 01865 305305 (incl. Credit Card bookings by post) or on the door.

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Varsity Match

The Oxford University Society (OUS) invites you to Twickenham on Tues., 10 Dec., for this Oxford v Cambridge rugby classic! Join our party for guided Museum of Rugby tour, our picnic, and some of the best seats in the Stadium. £32.50, or £25.50 for seats only. Please contact Rodney Buckton, Projects Manager OUS, Oxenford House, Magdalen Street, Oxford OX1 3AB. Tel.: 01865 278184; fax: 01865 288086; e-mail:

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Oxford Brookes University

Centre for Family and Household Research 2002 Seminar Series: 20 Nov., 5.30 p.m.; Lynda Clarke (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), `Recent changes in children's family circumstances', SG03, Research Centre, Oxford Brookes.

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New College School

Open Morning: Sat., 16 Nov. All parents and boys are welcome; tours round the school; opportunities to talk to all members of staff; displays; music rehearsals; Saturday Arts programme; drama classes. New College School, 2 Savile Road (off Mansfield Road) Oxford OX1 3UA. Tel: 01865 243657.

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400th Anniversary Commemorative Exhibition

`Wonderful things from 400 years of collecting: The Bodleian Library 1602–2002': a rare opportunity to see some of the Bodleian's greatest treasures, including the Shakespeare First Folio, the famous Gutenberg Bible, and some wonderful newly-acquired gems. A feast of world-famous treats for all booklovers. Open until 21 Dec., in the Bodleian Library Exhibition Room, Old Schools Quadrange. Mon.–Fri., 9.30 a.m.–4.45 p.m., Sat., 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m. Admission free.

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Popham Hairdressing

Our proposition is simple, to provide a design, cutting, and colouring service, which combines classic standards with modernist thinking. One North Parade, Oxford. For appointments call: 01865 517040, or e-mail us through our Web site:

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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Club welcomes the wives and partners of visiting scholars, graduate students and members of the University who are new to Oxford. It aims to offer help, advice, information and the opportunity to meet each other socially. Informal coffee mornings are held at 13, Norham Gardens every Wed., 10.30–12 noon. Other activities in the club room include the Craft Group, Book Group and informal Conversation Group. Newcomers with Children (0–4 years) meet every Fri. in term, 10.15 a.m.–12 noon. We organise tours of colleges and museums, visits to places of interest, country walks and outings to gardens and antique shops. Secondhand items can be bought on Wed., mornings from the basement. Visit our Web site on

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Oxford University Research Staff Society

The Research Staff Society (RSS) membership consists of Post- doctoral/Junior Research Fellows and Research Assistants who work for the University of Oxford. As most Research Staff are not attached to a college and may be new to Oxford our social events provide a unique opportunity to meet researchers outside your group or department. We aim to provide an interesting and varying social setting in which to mix and to become a voice for research staff within the University. We run social events each month to suit all tastes. Please visit our Web site, which provides information on how to join the society as well as details on events which we will be running in the near future. We hope you will decide to join us and very much look forward to meeting you at one of our events this year.

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Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

John Hulme undertakes all aspects of restoration: 30 years experience; collection and delivery. For free advice, telephone or write to: The Workshop, 11A High Street, Chipping Norton, Oxon. OX7 5AD. Tel.: 01608 641692.

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Books Bought and Sold

New Bookshop in St Aldate's: St Philip's Books (proprietor Christopher Zealley) has opened a bookroom at 82 St Aldate's, Oxford (entrance in passageway beneath the Elizabeth Restaurant). We carry over 8,000 rare, secondhand, and new books, chiefly in the areas of Theology and History. Callers welcome between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mon.–Sat. Collections or single volumes purchased for stock (tel.: 01865 202182). Web site at:

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Book Sale

The Department of Educational Studies Library is holding a withdrawn books sale all week, from 10 a.m. on 2 December, to 5 p.m. on 6 December, in the Reception area at 15 Norham Gardens. Books will be £1 each on Monday and £1 a bag on Friday. Proceeds to Library book funds. Donations will also be accepted for Book Aid International.

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Services Offered

Painting and decorating: for a prompt, friendly and professional service in Oxford or London, contact Tony for a quotation. Tel.: 07773 764791.

Horological services for your ailing apparatus. Thirty years of expertise in all types of clocks and barometers, of which many of these have been restored for the University over the years. Quotations are free. All work is fully guaranteed. Please phone Paul Carroll, Oxford Longcase Clocks on 01865 779660.

Big or small, we ship it all, plus free pick up anywhere in Oxford. Also 24-hour photocopying, private mailing addresses (24-hour access, and mail forwarding world-wide), binding, fax bureau, colour photocopying, mailing services, and much more. Contact or visit Mail Boxes Etc., 266 Banbury Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 514655, fax: 514656, e-mail:, also at: 94 London Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431, e-mail:

Town and Country Trees: arboricultural contractors; modern arboricultural techniques; local authority approved; safeguarded by full Public Liability insurance. Free advice and quotations. Tel.: 0845 458 2980 or 07976 261850 (mobile).

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Domestic Services

For effortless entertaining, SugarPepper Cooks are available to prepare creative food in your home/chosen venue. From canapé receptions, buffets and dinner parties to christenings, weddings, Christmas and New Year celebrations. Tailor-made menus to suit your requirements. All enquiries welcome. Tel.: 01865 791136.

Carpet/upholstery/curtain cleaning by Grimebusters, your local specialists. Quality work, competitive prices. Domestic, commercial, college. Also carpet/upholstery stain protection, pre-occupancy cleaning, flood cleaning/drying, oriental rug cleaning. For free estimates and friendly advice, call Grimebusters. Tel.: 01865 726983 or 01235 555533.

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Tuition Offered

Piano lessons and accompanying: all ages and levels welcome. Contact Ana Mladenovic, experienced pianist and piano teacher. Tel.: 01865 778248 or 07779 580235. E- mail:

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Situations Vacant

New College School—Pre-preparatory Department Year 1 Teacher: a teacher is required for a small class of boys aged 5--6 years in an active, well-organised pre-prep department. Suitable applicants should send a CV and the names and addresses of two referees to: the Principal, New College School, Savile Road, Oxford OX1 3UA. Tel. and fax: 01865 243657.

Academic Director for US overseas study program. Oxford graduate (advanced degree) around 30 years preferred with some administration experience, ability to meet deadlines and to plan ahead. Salary £30–£40k depending. Hours could be flexible. Send CV to Dr Richardson, 8 Tennyson Lodge, Paradise Square, OX1 1UD.

Editor and Publications Manager: Inscape Fine Art Study Tours needs an experienced editor to manage programmes, newsletters, mail-shots, and publicity material. The successful applicant will be expected to commission and edit texts, write original copy, schedule the year's work, and oversee production from copy to print. He/she will work closely with the Directors, the designer, and administrators in the office (twelve miles north of Oxford); some work may be done from home. A flair for attractive, intelligent writing is essential, as is an eye for detail and accuracy. Some art historical knowledge would be an advantage; publicity skills/experience useful. AppleMacs only. Part-time, start Jan 2003. Generous pay/holidays. CVs with s.a.e. by 30 Nov. to Caroline Friend, Inscape Fine Art Study Tours Ltd., Austins Farm, High Street, Stonesfield, Witney OX29 8SU. Tel.: 01993 891726;

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Houses to Let

Four-bedroom semi-detached house for rent 6 Jan.–29 Apr.; located in Summertown, close to shops, schools; 2 reception rooms, study, front and back gardens, fitted kitchen, gas c.h., washing-machine and dryer; TVs, computer link. £1,500 p.c.m. plus utility bills. Tel.: 01865 558543, e-mail:

Old Boar's Hill, 4 miles to Oxford city centre: Tinkerbell Cottage; quiet, charming rural location; outstanding views; newly decorated; 2 bedrooms, large private garden; furnished or unfurnished. Long or short let. £775 p.c.m. Ann Loescher. Tel.: 01865 735305, e-mail:

Three-storey cottage in Summertown available for Michaelmas and Hilary terms 2002–3 with 3 bedrooms, large light living room with dining area and kitchen with access to rear courtyard garden. There are 2 double bedrooms and 1 single, 1 family bathroom, and basement shower room. The property is offered fully furnished and equipped and is ideal for a mature visitng academic couple or single. Superbly located within walking distance of Summertown shops and facilities, including a direct bus route into Oxford City Centre. Available now at £825 p.c.m. For more details please contact Julia at Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY (tel.: 01865 302344). For a full listing of all our available properties please visit

House to rent: superb, modern, architect-designed house in residential North Oxford. Easy access to city centre (several bus routes, or walk along road or canal). Quiet location. Easily looked-after garden. Very much has feeling of being out in the country. Very large kitchen/dining room. Large living room upstairs, to take advantage of view over large green open space. Modern furniture. Fully equipped. Central heating. Available Apr.–Aug. 2003. Non-smokers and no children preferred. Tel: Oxford 511825 (evenings or Sundays); e-mail:

Two-bedroom modern terrace house with small garden: fully furnished and fitted, gas c.h., washer/drier. Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac next to Saïd Business School between Oxford city centre and the railway station, with own parking space. £870 p.c.m., 2 months' deposit required. Ian and Josephine Macdonald, tel.: 01865 516615, fax: 01865 516616, or e-mail:

An Englishman's home is his castle---so the saying goes. We cannot pretend that we have too many castles on offer but if you are seeking quality rental accommodation in Oxford or the surrounding area we may be able to help. QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents, specialising in lettings to academics, medical personnel, and other professionals. Our aim is to offer the friendliest and most helpful service in Oxford. Visit our Web site at: and view details of all the properties that we have currently available to let. Alternatively, telephone, fax, or e-mail us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: 01865 764533, fax: 764777, e-mail:

Make finding accommodation easy. Finders Keepers have a dedicated approach to helping you find the right property. Browse through our Web site for up-to-date detailed information on properties available and make use of our interactive database, priority reservation service (credit cards accepted), personal service and professional advice. For further information please contact Finders Keepers at 226, Banbury Rd., Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011. Fax: Oxford 556993. E-mail: Internet site:

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Flats to Let

Flat in Victorian house, Iffley Road, 1 mile city centre: large sitting- room/kitchen, bedroom, bathroom/shower, rent to include Council Tax, hot water, some c.h. £560 p.c.m. (low because not self-contained in daytime). Tel.: 01869 350372.

Semi-basement flat to let, Warnborough Road. £600 p.c.m. Available immediately. Enquiries to Jason. Tel.: 07769 676796.

Christmas let: comfortable, sunny flat with balcony overlooking garden. Excellent North Oxford location, 20 minutes' walk from centre; lounge, douible bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, parking. No TV or lift. Available 24 Dec.–1 Jan. £350. Tel.: 01865 310254, e-mail:

Flat on top floor of Folly Bridge Court overlooking the river and close to the city centre available from the beginning of Oct. The flat has 2 bedrooms, 25' living room, kitchen and bathroom. It is well furnished and equipped, with c.h. £600 p.c.m. Contact Clive Newton on 0207 9361530.

Flat on top floor of Folly Bridge Court overlooking the river and close to the city centre available from the beginning of Oct. The flat has 2 bedrooms, 25' living room, kitchen and bathroom. It is well furnished and equipped, with c.h. £600 p.c.m. Contact Clive Newton on 0207 9361530.

Lifestyle Letting & Management, 1 North Parade Avenue–Old Marston, £695 p.c.m., available 6 Jan.: cosy 1-bedroom ground-floor apartment in private position in quiet cul-de-sac offering easy access to the JR Hospital. Furnished. City centre, £895 p.c.m., available 21 Nov.: spacious 2-bedroom apartment with balcony overlooking the Thames and secure underground parking. Furnished. Please call Sarah on 01865 554578, e-mail:, Web site:

Hilary Term let: beautifully proportioned 1-bed apartment within a spacious detached house in the village of Worminghall. Accommodation comprises large hallway, cloakroom, dining room, drawing-room, kitchen, and bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Second bedroom available by negotiation. £1,150 p.c.m. For more information please contact Anna Turner at Finders Keepers, 27 St Clement's, Oxford OX1 4AB. Tel.: 01865 200012, email:, or visit our Web site,

Flat on top floor of Folly Bridge Court overlooking the river and close to the city centre available from the beginning of Oct. The flat has 2 bedrooms, 25-ft living room, kitchen, and bathroom. It is well furnished and equipped, with c.h. £600 p.c.m. Contact Clive Newton on 0207 9361530.

London–North Ealing: spacious 3-bedroom, first-floor flat in conservation area, close to Ealing North and West Acton tubes, with easy access to North Circular Road and M40. Modern kitchen and bathroom, large living room; part furnished, large wardrobes, wood floors. Character building in green surrounds. £1,500 p.m. Tel.: 0794 1176346, e-mail:

Basement studio flat in Victorian house, just south of Summertown. Own access; fully furnished; shower room, modern kitchenette, telephone, TV aerial. £400 p.c.m. incl. of c.h. and council tax, excl. electricity. Suitable 1 quiet non-smoking post graduate/doctor/academic. To let from mid-Nov. Tel.: 07968 567651 eves., view at weekends.

Central north Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks, and very close to the river. Available now for short/long let. Completely newly refurbished ground-floor flat to very high standard, new bathroom, new John Lewis kitchen with washer, dishwasher, dryer, etc., in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy residential suburb, with large, light airy rooms. Double bedroom, single bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Available Dec., a second-floor flat for short/long let with large double bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen , bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel./fax: 01865 552400.

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Serviced Accommodation

Finally! the luxurious and economical alternative to 5-star luxury hotels, in central Oxford. Ambassador's Oxford offers clients short-stay 2-bedroom, 2 bathroom–1 en suite–5-star apartments in the centre of Oxford with allocated parking. Only 3 minutes' walk from the railway station and the Saïd Business School. Furnished to a very high standard to include well-equipped kitchen and lounge, computer, printer, internet access, and weekly Maid Service. From less than £100 per apartment per night, to accommodate up to 4/5 guests. Contact:, or tel.: 07876 203378.

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Accommodation Offered

Furnished room (small double) available in Headington house from 21 Dec., (poss. earlier). Good-natured, quiet profession/postdoc sought to share with 1 other. Amateur classical musician preferred, or someone able to tolerate regular flute and singing practice! £350 p.c.m. excl. Contact 07870 311268 or e-mail:

Flexible short-term apartment hire in the centre of Oxford: fully furnished inc. bedlinen and towels; fully equipped kitchen; TV/Video/CD/Cassette/Radio; telephone. Rates from £300 p.w. incl. of utility bills (except telephone calls). Tel.: 01865 557529; e-mail:

Paying guests, visiting academics, welcomed for short or long stays in the comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple, in exclusive, quiet, leafy central north Oxford, within walking distance of all main university buildings, town centre, parks, river, good shops, and restaurants. All rooms have colour TV, tea-/coffee-making facilities, microwave, and refrigerator and/or deep-freeze availability, c.h., and independent heating. Breakfast included in the very moderate terms. Tel./fax: 01865 557879.

Finders Keepers is celebrating its 30th year as Oxfordshire's leading letting agent, providing a specialist service to both landlords and tenants throughout the Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties. With experienced letting and management teams Finders Keepers provide a high standard of service to all our clients. If you would like more information about Finders Keepers' services please contact us at our Head Office at 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7BY, tel.: (00 44) 1865 311011, or visit the Finders Keepers Web site at

Available by the week for visitors to Oxford: self-contained, fully-furnished studio flat, centrally located in Kingston Road. En suite shower, toilet and washbasin, and fully-equipped kitchen area. Sleeps 2. £300 p.w. all inc. British Tourist Board approved 3 Stars. For further information tel.: 01865 516913 or visit:

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Accommodation Sought

College & County, a new letting agency, require high quality properties for clients within the academic world in Oxford. Please contact Mark on 01865 722277 or call in at the office at 116b Cowley Road.

Going abroad? Or just thinking of letting your property? QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents and property managers. We specialise in lettings to both academic and professional individuals and their families, and have a constant flow of enquiries from good quality tenants seeking property in the Oxford area. If you would like details of our services, or if you simply need some informal help and advice without obligation, telephone us: 01865 764533, fax us: 764777, or e-mail us: Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our Web site at: and see how we could be marketing your property.

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Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

Oxford/Cambridge. Moving from Cambridge to Oxford. Looking for 2- bedroom house or flat in central Oxford to rent, or exchange with 2-bedroom Victorian terrace house in Gwydir Street, central Cambridge (excellent location, nice garden, near railway station and town centre). Moving in mid-Feb. for 2/3 years, but start/end dates could be flexible within that period. Gary Snapper. E-mail:; tel.: 01223 503272.

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Holiday Lets

Dordogne/Charente: fully-equipped converted farmhouse; sleeps 10; antique furniture; 2 fireplaces, c.h. Peaceful and quiet. River and lake nearby. Bordeaux 1 hour. 600/1100 euros p.w. Long-term lets also available. Tel.: +33 6 73 472 471; e-mail:

Venice holiday home rentable weekly or termly: an independent mini- flat fully equipped for four in a convenient area between railway station and Rialto bridge near shops, restaurants and boat stops; half an hour by train from Padova. It consists of a small bedroom for 2 and a pleasant living area with divan bed, leading to kitchen area. Carefully furnished by an Anglo-Italian couple who will post further details incl. photos. Tel.: 00 39 644 230361; e-mail: Euros 390 weekly, inc. services. Reduced rates for terms.

Ski chalet-French Alps-St Gervais Mont Blanc: catered chalet ideally located for rapid access to the resorts of Megeve, Les Contamines, St Gervais, Chamonix and an hour from Geneva Airport, prices from £295 incl. of : half-board, airport transfer, mountain host, transport and full advisory service. Contact Dave Edwards, 01993 878132, e-mail: More details:

Greek Island rentals: Skopelos, Alonissos and Skiathos: local villa specialist offers lovely villas, island houses and apartments available for rent. Town, country and seaside locations. Accommodation for 2–16 persons. Prices from GBP 100 p.p.p.w. For information see: E-mail:, fax: 0030 4240 23057.

Really lovely location in the Upper Tamar Valley on the borders of Devon and Cornwall. Large, comfortable 17th-c., listed farmhouse with 6 double bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms, 2 sitting room, and large farmhouse kitchen. Also available is a recently converted barn with 2 double bedrooms (1 with a 4-poster bed), 2 bath/shower rooms, large open-plan living/dining room/kitchen. Very nicely furnished. Both are stocked with books and games as well as TV and video. Outdoor heated swimming pool, games room (table tennis, pool, bar billiards, darts). Not far from Eden Project, Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor. Half an hour from coast. Easily accessible from A30 though set in totally secluded peaceful countryside. Privately owned. Contact Michele or Jeremy Smith on 01865 310998 or e-mail: for more details or look at our Web site:

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House for Sale

Two-bedroom semi-detached bungalow in beautiful Steeple Aston. New kitchen; gas c.h.; d.g.; parking; garage; front and rear gardens. Regular bus to Oxford; mainline rail to Oxford and London Paddington (1.5 miles). £160,000. E-mail:; tel.: 01865 (2)73211.

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Car for Sale

Rover III GSI, 5-door hatchback; silver; radio/cassette; immobiliser; 48,500 miles; N registration (1996). Six months' tax and MOT. £1,095 o.n.o. James Baldwin. Tel.: 07973 635114.

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For Sale

Compaq Presario 1635 laptop, £500, with manual, 4 years old; new digital video camera DCR-PC5E PAL Sony, used twice, £900 (cost £1,000 + 3 year cover plan of £200); BMW Z3 1997 2.8 top spec., black and tan leather, CD changer, expanding family forces sale, £18,000. Contact Emma: 01865 558441 or 07815 899451. n

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